Content configuration variables

Variable

Type

Default Value

Description

d2l.Tools.Content.
AllowAutoLtiGradeItem

OrgUnit

ON

Determines whether an LTI link will automatically create a grade item if none is assigned for an assessment.

d2l.Tools.Content.
AllowAutoSCORMGradeItem

OrgUnit

ON

Determines whether a SCORM object will automatically create a grade item if none is assigned for an assessment.

d2l.Tools.Content.
AllowCreationNotifications

System

ON

Notifies users about new or updated course content. By default:

  • System Value is enabled and requires D2L Support to disable it.
  • Org Value is not set. System administrators can set this value to override the system value for the current org.

d2l.Tools.Content.
AllowOverviewNotifications

System

ON

Notifies users about new or updated Course Overview documents. By default:

  • System Value is enabled and can only be enabled by D2L Support.
  • Org Value is enabled. System administrators can set this value to override the system value for the current org.

In Brightspace Learning Environment, learners can then optionally choose to receive instant notifications via email or text message when the Course Overview document is updated.

d2l.Tools.Content.
AllyIntegration
OrgUnit ON for instance level, OFF for org level Configures the Blackboard Ally accessibility tool. Using the configuration settings provided by Blackboard, configure the ClientID, ClientSecret, ScriptUrl, and TokenExpiryTime fields.

d2l.Tools.Content.
AlwaysOverwriteFiles

User

OFF

Determines whether files should be automatically overwritten when a file is upload with the same name as a pre-existing file.

d2l.Tools.Content.
ChooseContentExperience

Role

OFF

Allows instructors to opt in or out of the Lessons experience

When you opt in to the lessons experience, if your course content is more than four levels deep (unit > lesson > folder > topic) and if this configuration variable is turned on in addition to the d2l.Tools.Content.IsLessonsEnabled and d2l.Tools.Content.ChooseContentExperience configuration variables, a notification appears stating that some content cannot be displayed and directs you to modify the course structure in the old Content experience before trying out the new Content experience

d2l.Tools.Content.
ContentArrangement

OrgUnit

1

The display arrangement for Content in the Org Unit.

d2l.Tools.Content.
ContentCompletionType

OrgUnit

2

The completion type for Content in the Org Unit.

d2l.Tools.Content.
ContentIFrameHeight

OrgUnit

580

The value (in pixels) sets the height of the iframe used in the Content viewer.

d2l.Tools.Content.
ContentListPageSize

OrgUnit

20

The Page Size for load more paging in Content Lists.

d2l.Tools.Content.
EnableHTMLTemplates

OrgUnit

OFF

Whether HTML templates are available from the configured directory.

d2l.Tools.Content.
ExcludeScormFromFinalGrade
OrgUnit Yes

This configuration variable only applies to old SCORM.

When set to No, all new SCORM items are included in the Final Grade calculation.

Set this variable to Yes to continue the current behavior.

d2l.Tools.Content.
FontFace

OrgUnit

verdana

Sets the default font face for the Brightspace Editor in Content. An empty value will use the browsers default font face.

If you want the font of new content topics to appear in a consistent font with the Daylight interface, set the value to Lato for the Org Unit.

d2l.Tools.Content.
FontSize

OrgUnit

12

Sets the default font size for the Brightspace Editor in Content. An empty value will use the browsers default font size.

d2l.Tools.Content.
HasComments

Org

ON

Determines whether content has comments.

d2l.Tools.Content.
HasConditions

Org

ON

Determines whether content has release conditions.

d2l.Tools.Content.
HasDiscussions

Org

ON

Determines whether content can have related discussion topics.

d2l.Tools.Content.
HasQuickLinks

Org

OFF

Determines whether content has quick links.

d2l.Tools.Content.
HasRatings

Org

ON

Determines whether content can be rated.

d2l.Tools.Content.
IsLessonsEnabled

Org

OFF

Makes the Lessons tool available.

d2l.Tools.Content.
LessonsCreateExperienceOptIn
OrgUnit OFF

Enables you to redesign the content creation experience within Lessons.

When set to On, it enables the new experience for all users with no option to opt out.

When set to On (Opt-in), it gives users the choice to opt in or out of the experience.

When set to Off, it disables new experience for all users with no option to opt in.

d2l.Tools.Content.
LessonsCreateInstructorOptIn
User NEW (UNSET)

Currently, this configuration variable has no impact on users.

This configuration variables serves as a user toggle for the new Lessons content creation experience.

When set to New (Unset), it depicts that the user has not made a selection as yet and is offered the new experience.

When set to Legacy (Unset), it depicts that the user has selected the classic experience once.

When set to Legacy, it depicts that the user has selected the classic experience twice.

When set to New, it depicts that the user has selected the new experience.

d2l.Tools.Content.
NewExperienceDisplayDates
OrgUnit OFF

Controls whether or not users see dates in the new content experiences.

When set to ON, the display of pacing dates and the option to set pacing dates are not available. When set to OFF, the display of pacing dates and the option to set pacing dates are available.

d2l.Tools.Content.
NewLearnerExperience
OrgUnit OFF

Determines the learner experience for Lessons. ON specifies the new Content experience. OFF specifies the classic Content experience. This configuration variable can be enabled for the org or specific org units.

Note: If you turn on this configuration variable, ensure the d2l.Tools.Content.IsLessonsEnabled and d2l.Tools.Content.UseLessonsExperience configuration variables are enabled.

d2l.Tools.Content.
Plugins.GroupTypeByRootModule

Org

OFF

If set to true, the ModuleAnchored Calendar Event Type plugin will group types by the root module name.

d2l.Tools.Content.
ShowManageFilePathDialog

User

OFF

Determines if ePortfolio RSS feeds are enabled or disabled.

d2l.Tools.Content.
ShowViewerNavigation

OrgUnit

ON

Determines whether content viewer navigation is displayed in the Org Unit.

d2l.Tools.Content.
SkipMetadataCopy
Org OFF Determines if Content metadata is copied during the copy course components process. Disabling metadata copying speeds up the copy process for clients that do not require metadata to be copied between courses.
d2l.Tools.Content.
SortHTMLTemplatesByName
OrgUnit OFF Sorts HTML templates in alphanumeric order based on filename. By default, HTML templates are sorted alphanumerically based on directory structure. Instructors can override this setting from the Settings option in Content.

d2l.Tools.Content.
TemplatePath

OrgUnit

N/A

Directory containing HTML templates.

d2l.Tools.Content.
UseLessonsExperience
OrgUnit OFF Makes the Lessons tool available